Category: Pets and Livestock
When Can Baby Chickens Go Outside?
It’s so rewarding to watch cute, fluffy baby chicks grow up. Especially when they grow into hens and produce fresh eggs. Baby chicks need lots of time, care, and attention, and need to live inside to stay warm. As baby chicks get older, how can you tell when the time is right to take them […]
Plants Chickens Won’t Eat: The Complete Guide
We all know that a free-range lifestyle is better for chickens, but this sometimes comes at the cost of your garden. Chickens can destroy a garden or young veggie patch very quickly. In order to strike a balance between the free-range chickens’ lifestyle and the garden, what plants are chicken-proof? Chickens have good instincts about […]
What Chickens Can and Cannot Eat: Complete Guide
Good quality, tasty eggs come from healthy, happy chickens. Nutrition plays a vital role in a chicken’s health and well-being, so it’s important to get their diet right. One thing you might be wondering is, what foods are healthy and safe for your chicken to eat? Chickens can eat a range of things, including meat, […]
What Time of the Year Do Chickens Lay Fewer Eggs? Cold VS Hot Weather
Humans and chickens aren’t very different from one another on some levels. Both species are influenced by their biological clock, also called a circadian rhythm. This rhythm is regulated by daylight and controls the metabolism and hormones of chicken. So, when do chickens lay fewer eggs? Chickens lay fewer eggs during cold weather (between late […]
What Do Llamas Eat for Treats? 9 to Use and 9 to Avoid
Taking care of animals can be hard work. One of the best ways to keep them healthy, happy, and occupied is to create a diet full of yummy and wholesome treats. We’ve been doing research on how to curate the perfect diet for your llama, including foods they’ll love and what you should avoid. Ideal […]
All The Sounds a Llama Makes and Their Meaning
Llamas were domesticated around 4,500 BC, and since then, humans have had plenty of time to observe and record all their adorable and often quirky behavior. The sounds they make depend on the social context and environment, which are far from fixed, even for domesticated llamas. Here’s a shortlist of all the other sounds you […]
Alpaca Won’t Get Up? Meaning and What To Do!
Is your alpaca laying down more often or having trouble getting up? Is this a concern worth your time or simply a sign that your alpaca is tired? We will cover exactly what it means when your alpaca lays down, how to check if your alpaca is unwell, and what to do should your alpaca […]
Do Goats make Good Pets?
Having a pet at home can be just like having a best friend with whom a family can lean on whenever they have problems, and they can also cheer people up with how cute they are. But do goats make good pets? Goats can be great pets for people with the time and resources to […]
Do Alpacas Make Good Pets?
Alpacas are fun and friendly animals that you may have seen in a local petting zoo. Or perhaps you own something made from alpaca wool? But how much do you know about keeping alpacas as pets? Alpacas make good pets that provide wool (fiber), provided they receive proper space and care. Alpacas, when kept as […]
Do Chickens Make Good Pets?
Everyone knows that chickens are a classic farmyard animal, but increasingly, people everywhere are choosing to keep them not only for their eggs but also as friendly pets too! Chickens are great pets to have, whether they’re outdoor pets with egg benefits or more traditional pets. They are easy to care for, are a low-maintenance […]
Do Sheep Make Good Pets?
Fluffy lambs are the cutest things on earth, so it’s no wonder you might be tempted to get one as a pet. But lambs don’t stay small forever, and eventually, they become adult sheep. And we all know that sheep are farm animals, right? So, are they really good pets to have in your home? […]
Do Pigs Make Good Pets?
Pigs make for entertaining and rewarding company, thanks to their affectionate nature. There’s even a rising trend of owning ‘mini’ pigs, as popularized by many celebrities. Pigs can be good pets, though they tend to destroy things due to their nature as foragers. Pigs may be subject to pet licensing and outdoor zoning laws. Pet […]